Thieves target three properties in Longlands area

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Detectives investigating three burglaries in the Longlands area of Newtownabbey believe the incidents may be linked.

The burglaries are thought to have happened sometime between the evening of Monday, September 14 and the early hours of the following morning.

Chief Inspector Stephen Reid said: “We are treating these burglaries as linked and believe one offender or group of criminals may have been involved. In each case the lock on the door was interfered with.”

He added: “Detectives are working hard to identify the offenders involved and are asking for public support in doing so. If you saw suspicious activity in the area at the time please contact Newtownabbey detectives on the non-emergency number 101. Or you can report in confidence via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”